ctec500 | Graduate

Overview Of Career And Technical Education

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This course is designed to survey the history, philosophy, and general principles of career and technical education (CTE). Participants share ideas and resources as they learn to incorporate current trends and meet challenges within the field. Using effective instructional methods in the CTE classroom, overseeing student organizations, mobilizing stakeholders, and promoting CTE are also emphasized.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Career and Technical Education (CTE) Foundations

    • Explain the major educational philosophies that influence CTE.
    • Articulate your personal philosophy of CTE.
    • Describe the evolution of vocational education to CTE.

    Current Trends and Challenges of CTE

    • Generate strategies to overcome challenges associated with CTE.
    • Analyze current trends in CTE.

    Resources for the CTE Teacher

    • Locate useful resources for CTE teachers.
    • Compare state resources for CTE teachers.

    Inside the CTE Classroom

    • Incorporate technology to support student career development.
    • Explain effective ways to manage the CTE classroom.
    • Integrate Common Core Standards within CTE curriculum.
    • Develop CTE materials based on instructional principles for improving student outcomes.

    Outside the CTE Classroom

    • Identify external factors that influence the CTE classroom.
    • Describe methods to mobilize stakeholders.
    • Create plans to promote CTE student organizations.
    • Advocate for CTE programs.


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